The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Martin and Doris Rosen, this national, juried competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of large-scale, contemporary American sculpture. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for exhibition, and are situated in outdoor, public settings across campus. A cash prize is awarded to the artist whose work is chosen as that year's Rosen Award winner. Since its establishment in 1987, The Rosen has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university's annual multi-arts celebration, with the announcement of the Rosen Award winner coming during the festival's annual Sculpture Walk with that year's juror.
28th Rosen (2014-2015) Prospectus now available
The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is now accepting entries for the 28th competition. If you are interested in entering the competition, please refer to the following document:
The deadline for entries is 5pm EST, April 23, 2014. Notifications will be emailed by May 5, 2014 (winners may be called). The exhibition dates will be June 2014 through April 2015.
For more information, please view our Entry Procedures.
Archived on this website is information about 25 Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competitions & Exhibitions, involving 258 exhibits by 197 artists. You may browse the list of exhibitions, the list of exhibits, the list of artists, or you may use the keyword search below. Advanced search features are also available.
The calendar information listed above is accurate as of 7:02am Sunday, April 20, 2014. Events, dates, and times are subject to change. Please return to this page for the latest information. All times are Eastern.